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|Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 10:40am On Mar 20|
I have read lots of amazing stories and experiences from the adventures of Nigerians in various part of the world. I usually feel somehow writing mine but decided I have to do it because it achieves various purposes like it makes Nigerians get a grip of the country and realities in the country. In my school, DBS, when you're inside, you'll think you're in India. Due to the fact that they spread the news about potential countries that is suitabe for migration, clear the path for those coming by suggesting suitable courses so they can easily get job. There's a reason the indians are dominating the workplace in Canada.
In my class, we're just three Nigerians, thirty Indians in a course that has potential. You need to see how these guys cooperate, I get overwhelmed.
The Nigerians in my class, I tried to be open to them, I got so irritated by their response that I feel so great when I heard school has been locked down by the virus.
When it got to Group assignment, they lumped me and them in one group. The only indian in my group ran away to another group of Indians.
The reality in my class is just how Nigeria is. We need to cooperate more and help others. In my workplace, two Nigerian guys are there, igbos like me, den do anyhow, I left them and na one Kenya guy wey don stay for this country show me the way. The other Africans in the place don sabi say you need to watch one another back and cooperate.
The goal of this thread is to simply draw your attention and FOCUS to Ireland. Leave US, dont apply to that country directly, even Canada sef, Start looking at Europe, it's easier to enter here than those countries.
From Europe you can branch to any country of your choosing.
If you can learn the German language, Germany is a great country. The indians don dey rush PhD there. You do a research one and get €1000 monthly plus free tuition. Indians will see this kind opportunity and broadcast it to their people. We will see such and only tell immediate family members.
Blacks are so few here. The indians are Many, you wont know because their skin is light, they have straight hair and they simply blend in. I have to look at them closely or from the garlic spice, I instantly know they're the one.
The more of our people we have here, the better for us, that's what people dont know. The reason you enjoy interacting easily with Americans socially is the work of our Brothers. Over the years, they've had various blend of the black race generation by generation.
The Irish community are not used to us. Den no born you well to apply for governorship post or marry their woman. That one na another matter, it's best to avoid them.
I've said so much. All those Agencies that will be posting Canada 2020, USA visa!!!!!! Up and down, RUN
You'll carry refusal letter like Trophy.
Average Nigerians here in this country, den don carry at least one Denied from either Canada or USA.
It's like the period when the Unilag craze was there, secondary teachers caused this, they made people feel like Life will end if you dont go to unilag. I knew someone applied seven times, that's seven years gone!
Its about the course you read and the grade, Not the school.
You're better off studying in the North, lower cost of living, less strike, then you come out, apply abroad, life continues.
When I was applying, I was almost pushed to start chasing big school where I will pay huge school fees and go broke. I knew a friend that was chasing big name, he was denied admission due to the fact that the school is competitive. But sense came o, let's leave ratings alone, as long as the school and the course is accredited. Study ya thing and come out. It's only Havard and oxford, if you get the grade and you know that the way is clear, you can push it if you're an Einstein. Not being an einstein like me, doesnt mean you're a failure.
Lemme drop my pen here.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Babatunde40(m): 10:46am On Mar 20|
Straight forward narration like this don't get appreciated. Kudos OP. Feel free to share more. You have an audience from me. And I bet some other Nigerians appreciate your sharing too
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by southniyikaye(m): 10:56am On Mar 20|
Op share their standard of living, how easy or to migrate
How can someone get a good job
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by timok4chri: 11:00am On Mar 20|
Which affordable university can someone apply for and do they give scholarships to Africans?
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 11:21am On Mar 20|
Let's start the journey.
I finished Bsc 2017, finished serving at Kebbi in ending of 2018.
I started my application to Canada January, 2019. Admission letter came in June, I made friends at the Creepy cosmetic Agency at lekki. Some of them already had submitted that their visa application and were waiting for a response, 3 months, 4 months. My internal alarms started ringing. I ran to another agency. I was advised about the course to read, and the Visa application, I got lots of assistance from the Irish thread here.
I got my admission letter in 21 working days and I was WOWED. I would have applied for visa in September 2019, but my house wasn't set in order and had to push it to Jan, 2020.
We took our time to package my application. In exactly 7 weeks, I got a call from the Courier and Visa Approved was on the white paper that flew out. How I manage to not tear it out of Anxiety was beyond me.
It came in November, some days before my birthday which was in December. I didn't go out, just ate the cake my sister baked. The Happenings around me was enough to make me extremely satisfied and happy.
So you need, I wish I got this kind of advice, I saved myself from depression if I had gotten a rejection. Everyone I knew that applied to canada apart from one girl got a rejection. It was depressing, I felt their pain, that's why I'm taking my time to explain this country and document my adventures.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Useku(m): 11:26am On Mar 20|
I quite appreciate people like the op,my only turn off is that most people who start interesting threads like this do not share specific details as to how to explore the opportunity .
They either leave their audience in the middle of nowhere or refer you to Google when you ask questions.
Op abeg how much be the school fees,how did you apply,what are the requirements and from your experience,can you give a rough estimate of the cost implication for the movement.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 11:30am On Mar 20|
The inspiration to type is high now.
I fear there might be a disconnection of the connection in the flow of the motivation.
All your questions have been answered here.
If they haven't you can ask and you'll get reply.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 12:17pm On Mar 20|
Christmas was approaching, I was packing and buying stuffs on a low, I didnt even plan to go anywhere sef despite the pressure of my family, I just wanted everything to be quiet and gentle.
Their was quite overwhelming sometimes, I had to pack and go. This country naija, before I start to earn on my own, it might take years. Earning get level.
The minimum wage sef isnt effective, lifestyle of people will change if they can implement the minimum wage successfully. That is why the money is plenty at the top with drops dripping down for the masses. Huge income gap, it's a terrible sigh, lots of gwagons, SUV and little appreciation of small cars like golf, picanto, cos they're seen as cars for small boys. Who are starting life. Those are contribute pollution in the environment and take less space.
I can remember in Kebbi, 19800 was enough for me, my neighbors then saw me like I was eating life. Because their family was getting about 15k as their total earnings. Can you imagine that. Minimum wage is very critical.
With 19800, I could pay my house rent, electricity which was almost constant, I ate well and enjoyed the food there. I know people will open eyes at this point.
I called home when I needed to travel, I could take luxurious bus to lag from sokoto. It cost alot of money, or I could get to ilorin from Niger, spend some days before continuing my journey to lag to visit a wonderful sister.
I traveled thrice in my service year and I enjoyed every moment of the journey.
Back to the story, new year, na chicken and Turkey we dey chop o, after new year, it was getting closer, I was supposed to be on a flight on the 7th of jan, school was starting on the 20th.
Money started to come in from well wishers, my family and relatives were silent o, I got more from foreigners in my dads workplace, very few Nigerians contributed o.
7th reached, flight was by 5pm, we were at the airport by 2pm. The bag in the picture contained alot, I didn't bother to buy a scale, as it's my first flight experience and if scale Bleep me up, I'm bleeped.
The bag wasn't full to the brim sef, I couldn't carry my suit, I left it behind, mum gave me some egusi, pepper, spices and tomato, I still have some left now. I wish I brought more pepper and tomato, she gave me a carton, I couldn't carry it, I chose cloth over it and I regretted it mehn. Its expensive in the Africa store here.
If we dash the people around those clothes, it will help because clothes are cheap if you know your way.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 12:21pm On Mar 20|
I bought two of this, this can be collapsed to a laptop size, 10k each I think.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 12:24pm On Mar 20|
This is the closest I've been to an Airplane
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by CornOak: 3:17pm On Mar 20|
Interesting, following already.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by ZINIBANKS: 4:07pm On Mar 20|
Chiggsglover:Best Wishes op I pray you come out in flying colors
You made mention of something that really surprise me
You said blacks can't apply for their governorship or Marry their women
Please can you explain this more better
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Petyprincess(f): 4:16pm On Mar 20|
I really appreciate your honesty nd truthfulness! Some nairalanders here living in America or Canada make it seem sometimes Europe is nothing that they did discourage people bt if we look deeper they might be working in factory nd living a studio apartment with roommates nd still have the guts to talk down on people trying to migrate to Europe!! The truth is we have many opportunities in Europe especially counties in EU, having a EU passport can literally take anywhere in the world without restrictions!! People over hype America nd Canada alot here!! I have very close friends in these countries nd i know how they work overtime to pay their bills!
I was saying the same thing that if you dnt want unnecessary hatred stay away from their women bt those that literally no nothing started attacking me!
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 5:01pm On Mar 20|
Thank you Babatunde, I had some company today, lol, so the connection seized, I hope to continue tomorrow morning after my breakfast.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 5:08pm On Mar 20|
southniyikaye:Migration is by studying, some folks from non-English speaking countries come here just to study English as a course.
Once you have the fund, you can relocate
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by wrose(m): 6:44pm On Mar 20|
Chiggsglover:Big thumbs up to you man.
More ink to ur pen
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 6:52pm On Mar 20|
Dublin business school is actually affordable, I'm paying €11500, for a one yr course, I was given €1000 of scholarship in master's. This is way cheaper and a far cry from spending two yrs to do a post graduate diploma because I no get 2'1 and another two years for masters proper in canada. Making 4yrs!!!!!!!!!!
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 7:01pm On Mar 20|
Useku:You're welcome man
Fees in 11500
4M for POF or you can do 2.7M student bond, 95% Visa assurance
I brought 1M in cash
Theres no need for paying huge money to agents and then you get scammed, Ireland provides us with free agents paid fully by either the Irish government and universities I think, check the Irish thread to get the information. You can use the search function. I knew people who didnt pay a dime to get top notch consultation.
Let it not be like I am advertising them. What I get per hour is enough o.
Inspiration don dey come.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 7:03pm On Mar 20|
Great thanks, point this to anyone interested In traveling and studying.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 7:07pm On Mar 20|
Amen, thanks man,
About their women, den no dey look you, the people around them will discourage them actually and might stigmatize them. That babe that is honest to you, dont cut off from them. Also beware of those ones that don't give you face in Nigeria and start to hype you when you cross over, they might use you as a bridge.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 7:24pm On Mar 20|
Petyprincess:This is so true lots of opportunities to raise capital and invest, you can advance your career and grow easily. Ireland has one of the best minimum wage in the world, I get more than the minimum wage doing odd jobs. Also you can save up and japka to your dream country.
Before you come you just need to study a course that you can work with if you plan to stay for a long time.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by CornOak: 8:26pm On Mar 20|
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 8:29pm On Mar 20|
I didnt tell you what motivated me to drop the CannyUS craze. My admission letter was taking long to show, in June, I never see anything, going to lekki was just a journey. Very far and all. My friend at this agency that I told you I met weren't properly advised about visa application, this bullshit agency told us that you can get your visa by bringing any Dick and harry in the world with 5M in the account to sponsor you.
I have already prepared one uncle to stand and be ready to submit account. This uncle failed and casted in future sha, all these UK people sha.
What I do is that I go to the reception of the agency and chill. They have a TV that plays an eerie broken record of people testifying about visa success. They even film their houses, snap themselves in an airplane and all. I was like okay, then I started hearing one woman shouting, I was like THIS IS NIGERIA. I turned and saw a woman and a young man, the woman insulted them and left. First warning and I didnt heed.
This agency made me pay 150k for admission letter, 100k after you get it. I paid the first one.
Then I went there in June, no admission letter yet, my friend that applied to the UK got hers in two months after I applied.
I went there to observe some more, this time around, a woman and a gangly looking boy was there. Mama spoke correct English, she abused, threatened to expose them on social media, she didn't say too much, that was it, I left there expecting to go to another agency to further my application thats how I met Ireland.
I got to discover that those people that attended to me were sales agents, just bring people to sign up, you'll get commission.
A proper agency job is to ensure you start life in a greener pasture your money can carry in whatever way Legally allowed in the country.
I would have gone to Australia, but considering my purse, e no fit carry am, plus I dont like the weather. I love to walk alot, I dont like seeing my sweat. I haven't seen my sweat since I got here tho, I cycle for fun and sweat no dey commot, it's cool mehn. The weather isn't as extreme like it is in Canada and it doesn't get hot like Nigeria. Snow can do damage o, I've seen few snow like dust sha. Not so cold.
Rain falls here and its just perfect for me.
Also the course you study is very critical, its vital to study a great course unless you'll be doing odd jobs. Ireland need programmers and IT experts, health experts are lacking too, With nurses. I did Economics as bsc that's how I am studying Data Analytics.
I must say that All the countries right now consider the nuclear family as sponsors, nothing like extended family, friends, pastor, Sugar Zaddy, Sugar mama, and what have you.
I knew a girl that got the canada visa, it was her dad and the money he had was huge, close to 10M, hes a business man with a registered business.
This agency pointed me to Ireland and that was it.
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by ZINIBANKS: 8:40pm On Mar 20|
But their country citizenship will be hard to collect O when I can't marry their women to collect citizenship lol
But no worry you go collect am without no issue buy God grace
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by regizoch(m): 9:09pm On Mar 20|
Chiggsglover:please Sir, how does the 2.7M student bond works?
Can I still apply to schools now?
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 10:10pm On Mar 20|
Forget them, one young one with good shape was giving me good green light at work, i simply acted nice till I noticed she had two kids.
I have heard friends that have been here since last year, one almost got injured from beating the girls brother caused.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 10:14pm On Mar 20|
regizoch:Sir kwa, I just finished Bsc, the process works by paying €7000 in a Domcillary account to be accessible when your visa is accepted.
You'll get more information on the embassy site, I didnt apply for this, I had friends who did.
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by ZINIBANKS: 10:20pm On Mar 20|
Chiggsglover:Ahhh lol all those baby mama bitch den plenty for there no qualm bro you fit still dey runz her package
Don't worry bro you will see favor and mercy from each and every one of them inshallah
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Chiggsglover(m): 11:22pm On Mar 20|
Lol, kids, I prefer single babes o
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by ZINIBANKS: 7:07am On Mar 21|
Chiggsglover:Ok bro but try as much as possible to aquire their citizenship O
Another question is,is Ireland your dream country or you just went there to study
|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Petyprincess(f): 8:02am On Mar 21|
Chiggsglover:The bolded got me rolling on the floor
You must really be discipline because most of our Nigerian guys will quickly grab the opportunity some marry great grand ma for green card so definitely they wnt have problem with a single mother. Bt if you could find a young single Irish girl that likes you let her family know about you nd fortunately if they like you wnt have much problem!
I'm glad you can see the reality nw because most blacks think white girls are usually interested in them because of their BBC the only white girls that are easy to pick are unattractive,fat,single mother or old white women!! Only the rich nd famous black guys are getting the attractive white girls!
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|Re: Adventure In Ireland by Nobody: 8:10am On Mar 21|
Living in Finland is better than living in America or Canada.
In Finland once you have their papers as a nursing mother you get placed on government salary and welfare and several other packages.
Canada has good welfare too but USA is the worst.
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